The International Police Association (IPA) is the biggest police organisation in the world with about 250 000 members from more than 50 countries. In Sweden there are about 7 000 members.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was established in 1973 to provide a trade union counterbalance to the economic forces of European integration.
At present, the ETUC has in its membership 83 National Trade Union Confederations from a total of 36 European countries, as well as 12 European industry federations, making a total of 60 million members.
The Swedish Police and NPB
The National Police Board (NPB) is the central administrative and supervisory authority of the police service in Sweden. The NPB is headed by the National Police Commissioner who is appointed by the government. Among other things, the NPB is responsible for the development of new work methods and technological support. It is also responsible for the training of police officers. The National Security Service and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are units within the NPB.
The Swedish Police Union is a member of EuroCOP, an umbrella organisation for 35 police unions and staff organisations in Europe. The European Confederation of Police represents the interests of over half a million police employees in 27 European Countries. The organisation was established in November 2002 in Roskilde, Denmark. It is an independent organisation with no affiliation with any government or political party. Its headquarters are located in Luxembourg. EuroCOP is open to any organisation representing police officers in countries affiliated to the European Union. EuroCOP enjoys consultative status with the Council of Europe.
Anna Nellberg was elected president of EuroCOP during the the 3rd ordinary congress in Barcelona, 2011.
”Together with my colleagues in the Executive Committee I am looking forward to a challenging mandate in the next four years,” she said after the congress.